Halston muse discusses working with the renowned designer of the Studio 54 era

Chris Royer was a “Halstonette,” one of the glossy squad of glamorous creatures who encircled the designer as he flitted through starry press events and Studio 54. But she also significantly contributed to his creativity behind the scenes. As the bingeworthy Netflix biopic continues to pique interest in the late designer, Royer shared her experiences during an Instagram Live with founder of VERYNewYork PR agency, R Scott French, and fashion historian Vivian Kelly.

“He liked me because I had a creative background,” said the former Pratt design student. “I knew what draping and pinning meant and I could stand for

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Designer David Rockwell offers a guide to his creativity

NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic cut the connections between people and emptied the spaces they met. For award-winning architect and theater designer David Rockwell, it struck at the very heart of his work.

From designing KAOS Nightclub in Las Vegas to transforming Los Angeles’s historic Union Station at the Oscars, creating spaces where people gather has always been the focus. Now that idea was actually dangerous.

During his first Zoom meeting with newly remote members of his 250-person staff, Rockwell began with some grim humor against a backdrop of a frightened, locked-down city.


“I opened up by saying,

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How the ‘Halston’ costume designer channelled the disco-era legend

“Halston” — Netflix’s five-part, fictionalized series documenting the American designer’s spectacular rise and fall from the ’50s through the ’90s — was a dream gig for costume designer Jeriana San Juan. In it, the man who invented American glamour gets the Ryan Murphy treatment: the result is a lush, heady, louche portrait of Roy Halston Frowick and his legacy.

“I was intimidated by it,” says San Juan in a phone interview in the days after the highly anticipated series dropped. “But it was the perfect place for creativity to thrive.”

San Juan (known for her costuming work on, most recently,

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Halston Netflix Costume Designer Jeriana San Juan Interview

Halston was a dream gig for costume designer Jeriana San Juan. In Netflix’s five-part, fictionalized series documenting the American designer’s spectacular rise and fall from the ’50s through the ’90s, the man who invented American glamour gets the Ryan Murphy treatment, and the result is a lush, heady, louche portrait of Roy Halston Frowick and his legacy. “I was intimidated by it,” says San Juan over the phone, days after the highly anticipated series dropped last Friday. “But it was the perfect place for creativity to thrive.”

San Juan, who is known for her costuming work on The Get Down

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WV artist and designer finds niche in combining art styles

May 14—MORGANTOWN — It wasn’t until he graduated from high school that Max Perrott learned he had a knack for creating unique works of art.

From there, Max’s studio, Bckwrds, was born.

Over the years, the West Virginia-based artist and designer found his niche. Now, he makes artwork featuring simplistic creatures influenced by combining two seemingly different art forms.

“I kind of mix street art and cave art, ” Max said. “That’s always how I describe some of my paintings.”

The artwork Max makes today is a talent he discovered after being inspired by his older sisters, Bryn and Sage

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Interior Designer Kelly Behun Introduces Her Living Gallery Concept At 1228 Madison Avenue

Award-winning interior designer Kelly Behun’s artful approach to design can now be enjoyed by everyone via her Living Gallery concept at new Upper East Side luxury residential building 1228 Madison Avenue. 

Behun, an AD100 and Elle Decor A-List Designer, is known for her highly bespoke interior furnishings and style. She is the exclusive interior designer at 1228 Madison, built by renowned firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects, responsible for some of New York’s most acclaimed buildings. She designed the 14 full-floor homes, duplex penthouse and triplex penthouse. Behun

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